Beloved singer and guitarist Jackie Washington died on June 27th, 2009. On the first anniversary of his death, Art Waves invited his friend and biographer Jim Strecker to help us remember this man whose music we will never forget. Topics: lyrics, traditional music, novelty songs, African-Canadian heritage, Washington Brothers
For decades, Steve Fuller has been delighting crowds at festivals, dances and peace walks with his beautiful fiddling. Art Waves invited him to come and play for us on the radio, and tell us how he filled his treasure chest of songs, both traditional and contemporary. Tune in! You might just find yourself tuning up as well--or dancing--to Steve's beautiful playing. Topics: fiddling, traditional music, song-writing, violin vs fiddle, violin restoration
Who better to help us celebrate Robbie Burns Day than harper and Celtic singer Ruth Sutherland? Though she was fully prepared to play live for us, the weather proved a trifle cold for her harp. (It was more like Robbie Brrrrrs Day!) So she brought in her award-winning CDs instead, but she did start us off with a live a cappella rendition of MacCrimmon's Lament. So rrroll up your r's and your argyle socks and let the beautiful words and music of Ruth Sutherland warm you right through. Topics: Celtic music, Robbie Burns Day, harper, Scantily Plaid, traditional music, folk
Country music never particularly appealed to me until I began taking line-dancing lessons from Doug Downey. Not only is Doug a gifted teacher, but his wife Linda choreographs line-dances. Join us for a stimulating and fun conversation about grapevines and sailor steps and all things line-dancing! This is a long overdue podcast as the program first aired in Feb. of 2009. Technical difficulties meant considerable editing, and Doug and Linda even re-recorded parts of the interview. The information... Topics: linedancing, country music, choreography, traditional, "The Drinkin Bone Boogie",...